Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says they have info suggesting that young, balaclava-clad attackers have been paid to wreak havoc.
Award-winning journalist and political commentator, Stephen Grootes is host of the Midday Report and senior political journalist for EWN.
He is also a regular contributor to Daily Maverick, is very active on Twitter and has published a book, S.A. Politics Unspun which offers a roadmap to guide the reader through South Africa’s complex political landscape.
Stephen has an insider’s understanding of South Africa’s political environment and has built personal relationships with all the major role players. The thorn in the side of many politicians, Stephen nonetheless manages to get answers to the big questions.
His insights into our current political environment are fascinating as is his ability to offer a glimpse into where he believes South Africa is heading.
Stephen has been at Eyewitness News for almost ten years, prior to which he worked in radio news in London, and was the editor of the Asian community’s Sunrise Radio. He has also appeared on TV, including Justice Factor. Stephen took over the Midday Report in September 2012.
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The producer for the Midday report is Omogolo Taunyane - email Omogolot [at] primedia.co.za
A biting cold front made landfall this weekend forcing temperatures to plummet across the country.
The Moerane Commission of Inquiry into political killings is underway with 89 people believed murdered since March 2014.
UKZN political analyst Lukhona Mnguni explains the dynamics at play as violence within the ANC seems to be on the rise.
Stephen Grootes spoke to cricket commentator Jeremy Fredericks.
According to EWN's Paula Slier, three armed men tried to enter a well-guarded compound and started firing at police officers.
The UK agency is accused of stirring racial tensions in South Africa after its public relations work for infamous Gupta family.
Three of the four lions that escaped from the Kruger National Park over the weekend were shot dead on Thursday.
"They are obviously not happy with us and are therefore resorting to this violence", says Cllr Mandla Nkomo.